Everything truly rewarding lies outside of your comfort zone. You must constantly take adventures inorder to know where you truly belong. The more you can stretch your capacity to experience a fuller life,the more rewarding life becomes. You have to constantly challenge the status quo and see if your life is in tandem with what you really anticipate for. It will help you feel more alive,more passionate,and more confident about getting what you want. Understand that life is a risk and you have to take the risk(calculated) inorder to have a fulfilling and worthwhile life.
If you are the one who has his knees buckled before he reaches the podium to speak in public,or you want to expand your network,but you would rather swallow nails than make a small talk with strangers. Speaking up in meetings would further your reputation at work but you are afraid of saying the wrong thing. Situations like these ones are important professionally but personally terrifying. But the problem,of course is that these tasks are not just unpleasant,they are also necessary. As we grow and learn in our daily endeavours,we are constantly faced with situations where we need to adapt our behavior. And without the skill and courage to take the leap,you can miss out on important opportunities for advancement.
As Theoretical Physicist,Albert Einstein puts it, “We cannot solve problems by using the same knowledge of thinking we used when we created them. Inorderwords,we must make up our mind to go the extra mile.”
So many people find excuses in the life loads they carry that they choose to remain overburdened for as long as it takes them. Change for these set of people is another thing to do. Many are shut down emotionally-life feels joyless and ordinary.
When you are overburdened, making a move for change is not always something pleasant to do but you have to be deliberate about it. It is time to take the leap.
Steve Jobs,American Business magnate, said, “If you have not found it yet,keep looking. Do not settle. As with all matters of the heart,you will know when you find it.”
Being too comfortable with life robs you of opportunities and the fear factor can stop you dead in your tracks. You must have confidence in yourself and keep on working on it inorder to achieve success and become all that you ever desire out of life.Sometimes,we do not want to open our eyes to reality because the truth is too painful.
Inorder to step out of your comfort zone,you have to do it afraid even if it is uncomfortable. Put mechansims in place that will enforce you to dive in,and you might discover what you initially feared is not as bad as you thought. You may stumble when take the first leap but it is okay. Infact,it is the only way you will learn especially if you can appreciate that missteps are inevitable- and in fact essential part of the learning process. In the end,even though you might feel powerless in situations outside your comfort zone,you have more power than you think. So give it a go. Be honest with yourself,make the behavior your own,and take the plunge. You will be glad you did.
You are only confined by the walls you build yourself